Month: October 2019
Atlanta pricing Almiron out of Newcastle moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtlanta United are pricing Miguel Almiron out of a move to Newcastle United.The Mirror says Newcastle could be about to admit defeat in their pursuit of Almiron.The Paraguayan has been linked with a move to Newcastle for some time amid reports a £15m deal had been struck.But Atlanta are looking for closer to £30m for the player and Rafa Benitez does not have the funds to pay that sum.West Ham and Everton have also been mentioned as potential suitors for Almiron. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini delighted with Nasri debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini was delighted with Samir Nasri’s debut for their FA Cup win over Birmingham City.Nasri impressed during an hour-long debut.“I’m happy because we won the game and secondly because we won through to the fourth round of the FA Cup, we scored two goals, we kept a clean sheet, we gave minutes to Samir Nasri after so long, we played with two young players in Grady Diangana and Xande Silva and Andy Carroll scored, so it was all good news,” Pellegrini confirmed.“Nasri was another positive thing. He is a player whose performances will improve with every minute he plays because he is a top player.”
Gabriel Jesus says he’s much improved since Man City moveby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City star Gabriel Jesus says he’s much improved since arriving.The Brazil striker is back in the Blues squad after two impressive performances for his national team, as they head to south London to face Crystal Palace.”On the pitch, I’m more mature, more experienced, with and without the ball,” he said.“I’m more calm, I understand the game more and I also understand our style of play better. My skills have improved since I arrived, I’m better with my left foot, with headers, with my position on the pitch.“Off the pitch, I have always been very mature, very responsible. I have grown up as a person and I want to keep getting better and better.“I have always been very attached to my family, but now I’m even more attached. So, I think I have improved in both areas, on and off the pitch.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Sheffield Utd striker Oli McBurnie charged with drink-drivingby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United striker Oli McBurnie has been charged with drink-driving ahead of Monday’s clash against Arsenal.Scotland hitman McBurnie was held by police in the early hours of Friday morning after driving following a night out in West Yorkshire.He was taken to a nearby station and charged with the offence.A police spokesman told The Sun: “A 23-year-old Leeds man will appear before magistrates next month after being charged with a drink driving offence.”Oliver McBurnie, from Leeds, will appear before Leeds Magistrates Court on November 6 after being charged with driving over the prescribed limit in Leeds in the early hours of Friday October 18.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
College football players, beware. Most of your head coaches are on Twitter – mainly to track what you’re tweeting out to your followers. Walk-on Bryant Harper found that out the hard way Monday afternoon.Harper, boasting a bit, told his followers that despite not studying for his Anatomy test, he received a B grade. Franklin responded, telling him that if he didn’t study, he must need more study hall hours. Harper claimed that it was a scheduling error that led to his issue.B on my first anatomy exam and I didn’t study I’ll take it— Bryant Harper (@HarperJR21) January 26, 2015@HarperJR21 you didn’t study huh, interesting, guess I need to up your study hall hours! We don’t settle for B’s!— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) January 26, 2015@coachjfranklin forget when the exam was coach minor difficulty in my scheduling!— Bryant Harper (@HarperJR21) January 26, 2015We have a feeling that Harper will get his schedule worked out now…
Ohio State doesn’t have any chance of catching Wisconsin in the Big Ten standings this season, but the Buckeyes can still drastically improve their seed for the league tournament with a victory this Sunday against the Badgers. As such, the school has declared its final home game to be a “White Out” for fans. The school announced the news earlier this week, and shirts for the occasion are being sold on campus.#WhiteOutWisconsin #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/6BdBfk3r0s— Brutus Buckeye (@Brutus_Buckeye) March 2, 2015#WhiteOutWisconsin this Sunday! Shirts available @Buckeye_Corner and @TheSchott Thursday! #GoBucks @Brutus_Buckeye pic.twitter.com/INJaVI06SX— J. America OhioState (@JAmericaCollege) March 4, 2015Ohio State has Penn State Wednesday night before Sunday’s regular season finale. If the Buckeyes win both contests, they could find themselves as the 3-seed in the Big Ten.
Twitter/@BleacherReport.Ohio State recruiting has been crazy for years under Urban Meyer. The 2017 class may be kicking things up to a new level.The Buckeyes’ chances to eclipse Alabama and claim the No. 1 recruiting class is bolstered today, with the pick-up of a pair of the nation’s best wide receivers. Trevon Grimes and Tyjon Lindsey, two five-star pass catchers, teamed up to announced their commitment to Ohio State.In the video, the two face off in a dodgeball game, with teammates representing the other teams on their respective list. At the end, it becomes a one-on-one between Grimes and Lindsey, and rather than finish the game, they dap up and don Ohio State caps.What happens when two top-5 WRs enter the dodgeball arena with commitments on the line?https://t.co/axiRdRpkqi— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 22, 2016The pair notably attended Ohio State’s “Friday Night Lights” camp together back in July. Now, they are officially in the same Buckeye recruiting class.Grimes took to Twitter to acknowledge the change of plans in his recruitment. He was originally set to commit later this week.❕❗️ CHANGE OF PLANS ❗️❕I have Officially Committed to Play Football At …….. ????https://t.co/JEtmCz45t8 pic.twitter.com/z3jmWHREtd— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) August 22, 2016With the double commitment, Ohio State has the nation’s top class, headlined by six five-star recruits. Grimes and Lindsey are joined by tackle Josh Myers, guard Wyatt Davis, cornerback Shaun Wade, and defensive end Chase Young.247Sports ranks Grimes the No. 3 wide receiver in the class and the No. 3 player in the state of Florida, perhaps the most talent-rich football state in the country.Lindsey is ranked No. 5 among all receivers, and No. 1 in the state of Nevada. He recently transferred back to Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, where he will play with fellow Ohio State commit Tate Martell, one of the nation’s best quarterbacks. Back in early July, Martell referred to he, Grimes, and Lindsey as “the future trio.” Clearly, he had a pretty good idea of where they would end up.With these two additions, another Martell prediction may come true. A few days after hanging with the two new Buckeyes at The Opening, he said that the Buckeyes’ 2017 class would go down as the “best of all-time.” We won’t really know if that is a fact until 2021 or 2022, but it is hard to doubt Ohio State recruiting right now.
Ohio StateOhio State’s offense broke records on Saturday. One stat stands out about the rest, however.Ohio State had no problem with Bowling Green on Saturday, racking up 776 yards of offense in a 77-10 thrashing. But one stat – pointed out by FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman – stands out above the rest. Ohio State’s offensive line did not give up one tackle for loss the entire afternoon. That’s impressive, considering the Buckeyes lost a ton of talent from the 2015 squad.Maybe most impressive part of #OhioState’s 77-10 win over a good MAC team was a largely rebuilt OL didn’t allow a single TFL the entire game— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 4, 2016The Buckeyes may be inexperienced, but they’re as talented as any team in the country. We’ll see how they follow up Saturday’s performance.
Huddersfield Town have sacked head coach Jan Siewert three matches into the new Championship season.The German was dismissed after Friday’s 2-1 home defeat to fellow relegated side Fulham that left the Terriers 20th in the second tier, having taken just one point from three games.A club statement read: “Huddersfield Town has this evening terminated the contract of head coach Jan Siewert with immediate effect.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Siewert was appointed by Huddersfield in January following David Wagner’s departure but he failed to keep the club, who were already facing relegation, in the Premier League.During his time at Kirklees, the former Borussia Dortmund man managed only one win in all competitions, beating Wolves at home in February. A dreadful run of 15 defeats in 19 matches over his seven-month tenure ultimately resulted in the termination of Siewert’s contract. If the final nail hadn’t already been firmly put in Siewert’s coffin after Wednesday night’s exit from the EFL Cup at the hands of League One side Lincoln City, any doubt was confirmed after another disappointing performance on Friday. The 36-year-old becomes the first managerial sacking this Championship season, with Huddersfield having managed to collect only seven league points from their previous 28 games. Keen to address the situation well ahead of a potential second successive relegation, the club and chairman Phil Hodgkinson felt there was no choice but to end the German’s contract prematurely.Huddersfield have not made any further comment but it is apparent that coach Mark Hudson will take charge of the side until a full-time appointment has been made. There is little time to spare, however, as the Terriers welcome last year’s relegation partners Cardiff to the John Smiths Stadium on Wednesday night with hopes of turning around their poor fortunes.Bookies already have Chris Houghton as favourite to take over from Siewert after the former Brighton boss was sacked from the Seagulls at the tail end of last season. Hughton, now 60 years old, is no stranger to the rigours of the second tier of English football, having gained automatic promotion for Brighton in the 2016-17 season with three matches to spare.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ohio State enters October with a 5-0 record, a top-five ranking and the inside track at winning the Big Ten East. That is a pretty good resume at this point in the season.However, Urban Meyer thinks things could get much better. If that happens, it would be a scary thing for OSU’s opponents.Today, Meyer said that despite his team’s start, which includes a win over TCU in Dallas and last week’s comeback over Penn State, he thinks the Buckeyes haven’t reached their ceiling yet.In fact, he doesn’t think they’ve even come “close.”“We’re 5-0, and we haven’t played close to our best game,” – Urban Meyer— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 1, 2018“There is a tremendous ceiling on this team and we haven’t gotten close to it.”— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 1, 2018Ohio State travels to Indiana and Minnesota the next two weeks. Both of those teams will be pesky, but the Buckeyes’ talent should win out even if they put forth less than their best effort. They also will play Purdue, Nebraska and Maryland, all games which they’ll be heavily favored in.On paper, there are two major regular season tests remaining: home against Michigan State on Nov. 10 and at Michigan on Nov. 24.Pass both of those, and the Buckeyes will be sitting pretty.